Ex-Liverpool defender John Arne Riise & his daughter taken to hospital after 2am car crash

John Arne Riise & his daughter taken to hospital after 2am car crash

Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise has needed medical treatment overnight following a car crash in Norway.

39-year-old Riise was taken to hospital with his daughter, Ariana, after they drove off the road at 2am.


What happened to John Arne Riise?

Local police in Norway have reported on the incident on social media.

Without naming the former Liverpool defender, the Møre Police  department posted the following updates on Twitter.

They noted that an accident happened near Ålesund.

One car was involved, two people were in the vehicle, and both parties were conscious after the accident.

To be clear, there’s no indication that Riise was drinking at the time of the incident.


Riise’s agent Erland Bakke updates the press

Norwegian outlet Dagbladet have spoken to Riise’s agent, Erland Bakke, to get further updates on the car crash. Bakke said:

He drove his daughter Ariana home to Ålesund. Just before they arrived, there was an obstacle in the road which caused John Arne Riise to quickly turn left and collide with the railings.

Bakke also confirmed that Riise and his daughter was kept in hospital overnight as a precaution.

They’ve since been released on Wednesday morning.


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We’ve had so much fun the last few days ❤️ all my kids together!

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Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise is now a coach

John Arne Riise retired from football in 2016.

Riise won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005.

The left-back also won 110 caps for Norway, while Riise also played for Monaco, Roma, Fulham, Apoel and Delhi Dynamos in his career.

These days, Riise is a coach for the Norwegian Division 3 team Flint.


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This article was edited by Ben Green.